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in the rear-view mirror and here's this big tree that had fallen down behind him. >> reporter: in so many cases, seconds or even feet made all the difference. the winds are estimated between 60 and 70 miles per hour during that storm in arlington, and what's made it difficult for the power crews is that they had 14 utility poles that had to be repaired or replaced. in addition, they are working in 70 different locations to try and restore power. while it's been difficult for the people here to be without electricity, a lot of them say, look, when you see the tornado damage in a place like joplin, missouri, this is nothing. in arlington, sherri ly, fox 5 news. >>> we're following a developing story in montgomery county, maryland tonight. police are investigating a near drowning in german town. a man was playing with a remote controlled boat in gunner's lake around 7:00 p.m. the boat stalled and the man went into the water to get the boat but couldn't make it back to shore and went under. he's in the hospital in serious condition. >>> the fate of casey anthony is now in the hands of the jur
where that big window is. i hot footed it into the hall as fast as i could go. and it missed my car. >> reporter: a night of fireworks this year on the 3rd of july. >> reporter: back live showing you one of the examples of power issues. as for the dress rehearsal for the concert, it went on as planned. but without an audience. capitol police trying to close the west front of the u.s. capitol tonight as a precaution because of the uncertain weather. >> don't want to take chances. bob barnard thank you. >>> a fire at a church sent one firefighter to the hospital and caused thousands of dollars in damage. the firefighter was hurt battling the flames here in marvin chapel methodist church. flames were seen shooting through the roof when emergency crews arrived. they believe a lightning strike is responsible for starting the fire. we spoke with several people who said yes, our church is small, but has a large impact in the community. >> i'm hoping that we will rebuild, and serve the community. and i'm sure we will. we don't giver up easily. >> ma
the national mall this weekend. there is plenty to see there and this weekend, the big draw is the smithsonian folk-like festival. here's a closer look at what makes this free festival so darn popular. >> reporter: thousands of people descended on the national mall. the smithsonian life festival, 45 years strong. the event is held for two weeks every summer, overlapping with the 4th of july holiday. this year's festival includes three in the program. one features the cultural traditions of columbia looking at communities throughout columbia and the way they work with nature to express their culture and another program we're presenting is on regime and&blues and the third program presents the peace corpses for the 50th anniversary. >> and there is something for everyone whether there is food, rides or music -- [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: there are plenty of locals in the crowd but this crowd is known for attracting visitors from all over the world. >> where are you from? new york. >> columbia. >> india. >> chattanooga, tennessee. >> and the draw? the cultural experience. >> it's very hands-o
>>> this is fox 5 news at 10:00. >>> fox 5 is all over the big stories tonight. a virginia mother facing charges after prosecutors say she forgot her child in a hot van. tonight we're learning it may not have been the first time. >>> a frightening new warning, terrorists could be plotting to have bombs implanted in their bodies ready to go off at any moment. >>> and our fox 5 undercover investigation found a disturbing tr ng t drop off in specific communities. >>> but we begin tonight with the story that has a lot of people talking. a mother charged with murder for allegedly forgetting her child in a hot van. thanks for joining us. i'm laura evans in for brian tonight. >> i'm shawn yancy. according to prosecutors, this is not the first time she's left her child behind. fox 5's stacey cohan is working the> 40-year-old laura murphy w described as a pillar of community, involved in the girl scouts with her two older daughter, but her actions the morning of june 17th and on a previous january day may send her to jail. the murphy family lives in this well kept bristow community. severa
, the padillas. ben and his family live here, too. ben's a re/max agent, and he's a big part of this community. there are lots of reasons why re/max agents average more sales than other agents. experience, certainly. but maybe it's also because they care about the markets they serve and the neighbors who rely on them. nobody sells more real estate than re/max. visit remax.com today. >>> last night in texas a father took his son to buy a new glove before they went to see their hometown rangers play in a baseball game, but no one could imagine how quickly their fun night would turn to tragedy. lindsay murphy joins us now with the details. >> for kids and adults alike it's fun to go to a baseball game and hope to catch a home run or foul ball and if a player tosses one your direction, that's even better, but sometimes trying to get that souvenir can be dangerous and even turn tragic, as we learn from a baseball game in texas last night. it happened in the 2nd inning of last night's athletics/rangers game. texas outfielder josh hamilton tossed a foul ball up into the stand towards 39-year-old fire
or something, and when i looked outside, i saw trees everywhere. >> reporter: big trees. trees that tore down power, telephone and cable lines. so many trees that 44 hours after the storm, some streets were still completely blocked. that slowed down power crews from dominion virginia. it wasn't just trees that were damaged. windows, cars and buildings were smashed by the falling trees. jay williams was in his upstairs bathroom when his wife called everyone to the basement. he would have been crushed by the falling tree had he not moved instantly. >> it went all the way through our master bath where i was. >> right where he was standing two seconds before. >> and when it hit the house, my son i was carrying, we were on the stairs running down to the basement. >> reporter: there is significant damage in three floors of the williams' house, but they feel lucky no one was injured. it may take five months for the home to be repaired. but at least everyone is alive, and arlington officials say no one was injured either because of the sunday storm. in arlington, john henrehan, fox 5 news. >>> a fox
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